The Moises Padilla Story

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The Moises Padilla Story
Moises Padilla Story.jpg
Poster for the film
Directed by Gerardo de León
Written by Cesar Amigo
Leon O. Ty
Starring Leopoldo Salcedo
Edited by Teofilo de Leon
Release date
  • 1961 (1961)
Country Philippines
Language Tagalog

The Moises Padilla Story is a 1961 Philippine drama film directed by Gerardo de León. The film was selected as the Philippine entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 34th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[1] The film exists today but is in need of restoration.[2]

The film is a biography of a Negros Occidental mayoral candidate who in 1951, was tortured and murdered by the private army of the provincial governor after he had refused to withdraw his candidacy.[3]



  1. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  2. ^ "Finally, a national film archive". Retrieved 2 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "People v. Lacson, et al., G.R. No. L-18188, 13 February 1961". - Arellano University. Supreme Court of the Philippines. 13 February 1961. Retrieved 27 January 2008. 

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